Evoclin

EVOCLIN®
(clindamycin phosphate)

DRUG DESCRIPTION

EVOCLIN (clindamycin phosphate) Foam contains clindamycin (1%) as clindamycin phosphate.

Clindamycin phosphate is a water-soluble ester of the semi-synthetic antibiotic produced by a 7(S)-chloro-substitution of the 7(R)-hydroxyl group of the parent antibiotic, lincomycin.

The chemical name for clindamycin phosphate is methyl 7-chloro-6,7,8-trideoxy-6-(1-methyl-trans-4-propyl-L-2-pyrrolidinecarboxamido)1-thio-L-threo-α-D-galacto-octopyranoside 2-(dihydrogen phosphate). The structural formula for clindamycin phosphate is represented below:

 EVOCLIN® (clindamycin phosphate) Structural Formula Illustration

Molecular Formula: C18H34ClN2O8PS      Molecular Weight: 504.97 g/mol

EVOCLIN Foam contains clindamycin (1%) as clindamycin phosphate, at a concentration equivalent to 10 mg clindamycin per gram in a thermolabile hydroethanolic foam vehicle consisting of cetyl alcohol, ethanol (58%), polysorbate 60, potassium hydroxide, propylene glycol, purified water, and stearyl alcohol pressurized with a hydrocarbon (propane/butane) propellant.

What are the possible side effects of clindamycin topical ()?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • severe redness, itching, or dryness of treat skin areas; or
  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild burning or itching;
  • mild dryness of treated skin; or
  • redness or other irritation.

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Last reviewed on RxList: 2/9/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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